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Debian: DSA-3993-1: tor security update

LinuxSecurity.com: It was discovered that the Tor onion service could leak sensitive information to log files if the “SafeLogging” option is set to “0”. The oldstable distribution (jessie) is not affected. Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-3993-1: tor security update

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Debian: DSA-3992-1: curl security update

LinuxSecurity.com: Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in cURL, an URL transfer library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: Continue Reading — Debian: DSA-3992-1: curl security update

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SuSE: 2017:2655-1: important: portus

LinuxSecurity.com: An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available. An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available. An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available. Continue Reading — SuSE: 2017:2655-1: important: portus

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systemd 235 released

Version 235 of the systemd service manager is out; it includes a long list of new features. See this blog post for a description of the dynamic user feature in particular. “One major benefit of dynamic user IDs is that running a privilege-separ… Continue Reading...

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An end to jprobes

“Jprobes” are an ancient kernel mechanism used to trace entry into kernel functions; they were described in this 2005 LWN article. Recently, the kernel community has come to the conclusion that jprobes have few (if any) remaining users, they ha… Continue Reading — An end...

 
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